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Borden Building and Fred Fletcher Amphitheater

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Last updated Jun. 10, 2019 - 8:36 am
  • Borden Building
  • Fred Fletcher Amphitheater
  • Wedding on the grounds of the Borden Building
  • Dining Room buffet at the Borden Building
  • Borden Building Downstairs Set Up for Reception

The Borden Building and Fred Fletcher Amphitheater are located in Fred Fletcher Park. The building and the amphitheater can be rented for weddings, parties, small conferences, bridal portraits, meetings, and other special events.

Programs and Events

Concert Series Performer

Summer Concert Series 2019

The annual Summer Concert Series hosted at Fred Fletcher Park and Pullen Park is right around the corner. Join us in the parks for a rockin’ or relaxin’ evening with some popular local acts playing both well known hits and original compositions. Feel free to bring a snack or stop by the Pullen Place Café during the Pullen Park shows. All shows are free, so feel free to join us as we celebrate these talented artists.

All shows start at 6 p.m.

  • CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - June 9 - Devereux Meadow @ Fred Fletcher Park
  • June 16 – Milagro Saints @ Fred Fletcher Park
  • June 23 – Raleigh Concert Band @ Pullen Park
  • June 30 – Capital Transit @ Fred Fletcher Park
  • July 7 – Triangle Taiko @ Pullen Park
  • July 14 – Raleigh Jazz Orchestra @ Fletcher Park
  • July 21 – GrassStreet @ Pullen Park
  • July 28 – Jessica Jordan @ Pullen Park
  • Aug 4 – Thelonius @ Pullen Park
  • Aug 11 – SWAG @ Fletcher Park
  • Aug 18 – Buckshot Betty @ Fletcher Park

*All acts are subject to change. Please call 919-996-6468 for updates regarding weather cancellations.

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Zumba in the Park
Sunday, June 30
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m
Borden Amphitheater at Fletcher Park

Please join is for an afternoon of dancing, fitness and fun at Fletcher Park in conjunction with our free summer concert series. Instructors from Crunch Fitness at Cameron Village will be on hand to lead guests through a Zumba workout in the amphitheater. Afterwards, plan to stay for a concert from Capital Transit. Both events are free and open to all ages.

The Borden Building is located at 820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. Parking can be found off of Washington Street at Fletcher Park. For questions or directions, please contact Mordecai Historic Park's Visitor Center; (919) 996-4364 or lisa.raschke@raleighnc.gov.

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Improvisation and Collage: Romare Bearden and the Art of Jazz
Sunday, July 14
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (the concert runs from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Borden Building

Join us for an evening of jazz music, improvisation and collage inspired by the art of Romare Bearden with music from the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra. Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte, NC and drew national acclaim with his art that combined personal memories, African American cultural history, and everyday experiences. Learn how jazz music and the art of improvisation inspired his work and create your own collage. Afterwards, you can enjoy the sounds of the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra in the park. Both events are free and open to all ages.

The Borden Building is located at 820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. Parking can be found off of Washington Street at Fletcher Park. For questions or directions, please contact Mordecai Historic Park's Visitor Center; (919) 996-4364 or lisa.raschke@raleighnc.gov.

Rentals

The Borden Building and Fletcher Amphitheater do not offer an informal reservation system. The facilities are booked on a first come first serve basis.

The Borden Building and Amphitheater are available to rent everyday 10am-11pm excluding holidays.

Borden Venue Details

The Borden Building has various spaces inside and out. The downstairs can accommodate up to 100 people, and the upstairs 50 people. The house is large enough for a seated event of 102 people. The grounds on the east side of the building can be tented and accommodate up to 100 people, or 80 people seated. The maximum capacity for any event is 150 people. Amplified music, alcohol (beer & wine only), and dancing are allowed with some restrictions. The house also features a bride's room and groom's room upstairs. The Stone Circle to the west of the house is included in rentals of the Borden Building.

Rental Rates

  • $100/hour with a minimum of four consecutive hours
  • $150/hour non-resident fee with a minimum of four consecutive hours
  • $250 security/damage deposit (refundable)
  • $80 cleaning fee
  • $15 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • $50 alcohol permit fee (non-refundable)
  • $20/hr set up fee. This fee only applies the day before the rental. No food, drink, music, or dancing are allowed during set up time.

Fletcher Amphitheater Venue Details

Fred Fletcher Amphitheater can accommodate 300 people. A portion of the space can be tented and there is access to electricity. No alcohol is allowed in the amphitheater. Rental of the amphitheater is separate from rental of the Borden Building.

Rental Rates

  • $50/hour with a minimum of four consecutive hours
  • $100 security/damage Deposit (refundable)
  • $15 processing fee (non-refundable)

Site Features & Hours

Hours

The Borden Building is a non-staffed facility. If you are interested in renting the Borden Building or the Amphitheater and would like a tour of the facility please contact the Rental Manager at 919-996-4363.

Site Features

  • Indoor and outdoor rental space
  • Camp in the summer
  • Downstairs is handicap accessible
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • On site parking

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at the Borden Building please contact Historic Sites Manager Joshua Ingersoll or view the volunteer information for the Historic Resources and Museum Program.

Membership

As a member you will help revitalize and preserve North Carolina's history. You will also enjoy cross program perks at the City of Raleigh Museum, The Raleigh Trolley, Mordecai Historic Park, Borden, Tucker, and Pope House Museum.

There are many perks:

  • Free admission to select site and museum events
  • Free admission for select tours
  • Free admission to select lectures
  • Free admission to Mordecai Historic Park
  • Free admission to City of Raleigh Museum
  • 10 percent gift shop discount at Mordecai and City Museum
  • 10 percent discount on all site rentals
  • The Raleigh Register Program Newsletter

You can join the COR Museum Friends Group or the Mordecai Square Association; perks convey to each.

Artifacts

The collection at the Borden Building consists of antiques purchased by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department when the structure underwent renovation in 1992, and other pieces donated to the site over the years. Some portraits and photos hanging at Borden feature Fred Fletcher for whom the home was named and children who grew up at the Methodist Home for Children.

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